Feds Catch Sub Loaded With Cocaine

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Feds Catch Sub Loaded With Cocaine


(Aug. 23) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Wednesday that it stopped a vessel allegedly smuggling an estimated five metric tons of cocaine, worth an estimated $353 million. Authorities arrested four suspected smugglers Sunday, but not before they apparently intentionally sank the semi-submersible vessel. A Coast Guard detachment made the arrests and recovered 11 bales containing 1,210 pounds of cocaine. More than four metric tons of cocaine are believed to have gone down with the watercraft.

A CBP P-3 Orion aircraft, based in Jacksonville, Fla., began tracking the semi-sub Sunday, after the crew noticed the suspicious vessel while conducting a routine patrol in the Pacific Ocean, according to a CBP press release.

"The P-3 aircraft then guided a U.S. Navy ship to the scene as the suspects scuttled the vessel along with the majority of the contraband aboard," the CBP statement said. The Coast Guard then moved in to make the arrests and seize the cocaine.

CBP's Office of Air and Marine maintains P-3 aircraft for transit zone surveillance needs in Corpus Christi, Texas, in addition to its Jacksonville, Fla., base at Cecil Field. According to CBP, the Jacksonville operations center has confiscated more than 32 metric tons of cocaine, with a street value of $2.2 billion, so far this fiscal year. The aircraft are also in use by the CBP in Central and South America.

In March, the Coast Guard announced that it made the largest maritime cocaine bust in U.S. history. The Panamanian ship stopped in that bust was allegedly carrying more than 40,000 pounds of the narcotic – or approximately 20 tons.
http://news.aol.com/story/_a/feds-catch-sub-loaded-with-cocaine/20070823072209990001
Video as well

Fuck......scumbag Drug Dealers have submarines Now?!!!!
 

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Columbian cartels have been using submersibles for years. Many have been caught off the coasts of Florida and South Carolina. When I lived in South Carolina the Coast Guard seized a submersible near Charleston and it was all over the news. It's not something that's new. Only problem is these submersibles can't go too low in the water or they'd never make it back to sea level.
 

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I saw the video, thought it was like a WWII diesel sooo dissappointed
 

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I seriously thought the thread was gonna be about smuggling coke in a sandwich. Amazing.